News 2017 / 2018
Kirklees Township Heritage Initiative 2016
During 2015 and in to 2017 some of the groups members were invited to make a photographic record of a number of buildings that were been refurbished under the Heritage Lottery funded project for Dewsbury Town Centre, images of Imsons, 13 to 17 Corporation Street and Northgate House can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Further images of other projects already recorded will follow.
The Wath Salon 2017
Some of our members were successful at the Wath Salon, two members had either prints or projected images accepted, Frank Lodge had one print accepted, and Tony Pratt had three images and four prints accepted.
You can view some of the projected images and the print images by clicking on the link below.
The Taylor Trophy Competition 2017
This year again the club was able to award a trophy for both the print section and the projected images section, each print or image is scored out of twenty.
The competition is for four prints or images from six categories, Portrait, Pictorial, Creative, Sport / Photojournalism, Record and Nature, one hundred and twenty entries were submitted.
Frank Lodge won the projected images section with a total score of 76 points, Paul Rothery won the print section with a total score of 68 points.
The judge was Christine Hartley from Swinton, South Yorkshire.
You can view all the projected images and the print images by clicking on the link below.
The 7th of November was the date for our annual club challenge against Normanton Camera Club at Normanton.
Both clubs entered 12 digital images and 12 prints, the scores for the prints went in the direction of Normanton, but Dewsbury pulled back with a number of entries scoring 20 points.
Normanton prints 204, Dewsbury prints 200
Normanton images 194, Dewsbury Images 206
Normanton totals 398, Dewsbury totals 406
A good win for Dewsbury.
Monday the 22nd of January saw the annual club challenge between Dewsbury PG
and Batley CC
The evening started with the print battle, 12 prints from each club were displayed and judged, the scores were fairly even until the last few prints when Batley took the lead.
The projected images were then shown and again the scores were even right up to the end with both clubs having the same scores.
The final scores
Prints Dewsbury 216 Batley 220
Images Dewsbury 216 Batley 216
Totals Dewsbury 432 Batley 436, a good win for Batley, the judge for the night was
Mr Monty Trent from Allwoodley, there were plenty of high scores, with Batley receiving 8 x 20's and Dewsbury receiving 7 x 20's, the judge commented on the quality of prints and images from both clubs.
The W E Gundill Challenge Trophy 2017/18
On Monday the 11th the judges comments and scoring on the entries for the W E Gundill Challenge Trophy took place for the most prestigious trophy in the club.
There where 18 panels of 4 images from 18 members on a theme or subject of the authors own choosing, on the night the panel of 4 images was projected first, then each image was projected individually so the judge could make his comments and score each panel out 40.
The winner was Melissa J Harvey, Melissa's set of images scored 73, well done Melissa, the judge was Geoff France from Honley.
Please click on the link below to view the winning panel
YPU Exhibition 2018
A number of members entered the YPU exhibition, but only one had an entry accepted, Geoff Nappey's print waiting for the bus was displayed in Sheffield, you can click on the link below to view Geoff's print
Photographer of the Year 2017 / 2018
In each season the club hold 8 competitions that members can enter, these include all members regardless of their expertise, the club has three sections, Advanced level, Intermediate level and Entry level.
Points are gained for entering a competition and also for the amount of points there images are scored by a judge.
At the end of the season trophies are awarded to the winners of each section.
The advanced section was won by Frank Lodge CPAGB with 293 points.
The Intermediate section was won by Melissa J Harvey with 287 points
The entry level section was won by Ian Shaw with 156 points.
Well done to these members and any others that won an award throughout the year.